Friday, December 31, 2010

Book Review: Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner

Lady in Waiting is an intriguing story – actually two stories – of Jane, a New York antique store owner living in the 21st century and Jane, the Tudor Queen of the 16th century. The 21st century Jane is waiting for her husband to make the decision of what he wants to do about the emptiness in their marriage, just as she has waited for him and her parents to make the decisions that have shaped her entire life. While she waits she discovers a ring hidden in a recently acquired book that she decides could have belonged only to Lady Jane Grey. Jane’s quest to learn more about the 16th century Jane leads her on a journey inside her own soul – a journey that leads to the discovery of what duty and choice mean, and the decisions she needs to make to preserve her marriage.

This is the first novel I have read by author Susan Meissner, but it won’t be the last. Her writing is fluid and seamless and the stories flow smoothly between the centuries. I felt an immediate liking for her characters, enjoying them so much that it was hard to put the book down. I recommend this book highly, and be sure to follow it up with more of Susan Meissner’s books!

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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